Finally, Mother Nature allowed me to photograph Aubri & Brandon’s engagement session. We had a rough start, and a bit of rain halfway through, but we did it!
There are so many reasons that I am looking forward to their May 2016 wedding. First, Aubri & Brandon have been bridal party members in quite a few of my weddings over the years, so we are extremely conformable with each other. Second, Aubri was so excited that Brandon proposed, she emailed me while sitting on a beach in Puerto Rico! I love brides who know exactly what they want.
Check out their slightly rainy session at Bay City State Park! (Be sure to ask me about the killer swans).
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Alex & Drew were married not only on the second busiest wedding day of the year (August 29th wins that honor), but it also was the rainiest. Fingers crossed that it stays the rainiest, for everyone’s sanity. My last wedding where it rained all day was back in October 2012. Thankfully, everyone was super flexible and with some serious teamwork, Alex & Drew’s wedding day went smoothly!
With both the ceremony and reception taking place on a family friend’s property, Alex & Drew had to make some minor adjustments to their dream wedding. Instead of a ceremony out by the pond, they opted for an intimate ceremony inside the reception tent. Guests snuggled up together to witness the joining of husband and wife by Pastor Debbie Yencer.
Even with the copious amount of rain, the sky cleared for a few minutes just before the grand entrance. This was just enough time to capture some great photographs that I was just itching to do. I do want to thank all of the wedding guests for being so patient while we pushed back dinner for a half hour. It was much appreciated!
The party lasted late into the night with DJ Ryan Rousseau keeping the dance floor full. He also added a little bit of fire to Mr. & Mrs. Hoffman’s first dance as husband and wife. You can check that out below!
Special thanks to the property owners for being such wonderful hosts! I also want to mention Jen and Debbie who absolutely rocked it as our fantastic wedding coordinators! They who kept the day moving and all issues at bay. Be sure to send them some love at Nikki Johns Events.
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Honestly, I am super impressed with Downtown Bay City this year. Things are looking good after that long, cold winter! Not only are we seeing Uptown coming along nicely, but we are also seeing some freshly painted walls. I was pleasantly surprised last week during Rachel & Rob’s engagement session. The only real downfall was the typical strong winds that we see this time of year. On the plus side, Rachel had that windblown hair going on.
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It is official! My 6th season as a wedding photographer has begun. I have the honor of working with 17 wonderful couples this year and look forward to photographing each and everyone one of their special days.
My first wedding of the year was with Jessica & Brady. With both their ceremony and reception taking place at Black Forest, I was able to spend the entire day in Frankenmuth. Just after the ceremony, we traveled to the Rose Garden for our outdoor photographs (and some shenanigans). We also had time to visit River Place for some of SugarHigh’s chocolate covered bacon (and some more shenanigans)!
Overall, my first wedding was a success! It doesn’t hurt that Jessica, Brady, and their entire family were absolutely fantastic to work with! Somehow, I even managed to log over 5 miles of walking that day.
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I love it when my couples decide to hold their engagement session at a special location. It really allows me to easily customize the session to the couple even more so than the usual. Working constantly at the same venues can be a challenge, but somewhere new every once in a while gets my creative mind up and running!
Kelly & Andru decided to have their session done at the family property. There were lots of trees, actual greenery, and a pond full of goldfish to work with. We were even fortunate enough to have a beautiful day! It was a bit on the super sunny side, but it just made me more excited for the impending summer sunshine.
We had a lovely time wandering around the property (well, except when we got stuck in the middle of the trees just to end up in the mud, sorry about that!). Once Kelly & Andru got comfortable in front of the camera, I was able to really capture some great facial expressions. Check out their session and keep an eye out for photographs from their upcoming fall 2015 wedding. Enjoy!
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